How to become an official

Getting started

Returning officials click here for information.

New officials (includes anyone who has not been registered in the past 2 yrs)  click here for information.

If you have ever wondered what it takes or if you have ever been interested in becoming an official then this section is for you. Here you will find what you need to know to get started with your officiating career.

FIRST: Complete on-line modules under your name and then register for a clinic. This must be done by all NEW officials.

SECOND: Attend a Officiating Level 1/2 Clinic, pay your Clinic Fees.

THIRD: Contact your local referee association to let them know you have completed your online course and attended a classroom clinic.  Pay Registration/Membership Fees to your local association.

If you have any questions on how to get started contact the Referee in Chief in your Zone or contact Brad Jenkins, Clinic Coordinator for NBHOA for further information. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clinic Dates and locations (for new officials who have completed the online modules)

The clinic dates & locations for 2016 Brand New Officials are now available by clicking on the following links:

Brand NEW Officials Classroom Clinics (once online is completed)

Returning Officials, check with your Zone Referee in Chief or Local Assc for dates and locations of Recert Clinics


NEW Officials MUST register online for a clinic AFTER they complete the online modules.  All clinic fees will be paid at the clinic. For more information on clinic fees go to the "Clinic Registration" section.

With the initiative of the Hockey University part of the clinic, NBHOA/HNB is able to move their new officials’ clinic to half-day clinics. This has provided the opportunity for associations to host an on-ice clinic following the classroom clinic, check the clinic schedule for ice times.

Module Login


  1. All BRAND NEW officials must complete the modules.
  2. You will need an eHockey account. If you already have an eHockey account, use your login info. If you do not remember your email, please contact Brad Jenkins. If you forget your password, click "Forgot Your Password?" and enter your email address you use for your login.  Your password will be emailed to that address.
  3. All BRAND NEW officials must complete all the modules.
    Module Login Through Hockey University

Hockey University Registering Directions

If you have any questions regarding completing this before the clinic please contact your local Referee in Chief, click here for a list of RICs by Zone.